Adrienne Huffmanwrote a review of Garmin VivoSmart 3 on October 10, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ok, so I like this tracker enough that I think it was worth what I paid for it, which was less than $100 because it was on sale. I would NOT pay the original asking price for this tracker though, and here's why:
It doesn't do everything it claims to do. It says that it can tell the difference between when you're walking, climbing stairs, or riding a bike. This is not the case. It can tell when I'm walking, but has NEVER figured out when I'm riding my bike, even after I've been riding for 15 minutes or more. It has also failed to figure out when I am climbing steps, and does NOT track altimeter even though it says it does. I live in Ithaca NY, I hike a gorge several times a week to get to my workplace, yet the app says I only climb one flight of stairs a day. The entire gorge is flight after flight of stairs, so the inaccuracy of this is pretty egregious. There is no GPS tracker, so there is no way for the device to figure out what kind of movement you're doing based on velocity or anything, it's all based on wrist movement. So if I wear it while I'm brushing my teeth, I've suddenly walked 300 steps. Again, this tracker is good enough for what I paid for, which again was LESS THAN $100 ($83.99 to be specific). I would definitely not buy this for the original asking price because it leaves a lot to be desired and you will probably be disappointed. I certainly would have been, given that this is friggin Garmin and they are famous for their GPS trackers so you would think they would be able to step things up a notch for $140. Yikes.